Contextual Displacement / Lieutenant Mamiya's Introspection on the Movement of Time
As a response to the anxiety felt whilst visiting the vast landscapes of Ladakh, India, the performative video work aims to re-assert human existence by leaving impermanent traces on sand. The title “Lieutenant Mamiya’s Introspection on the Movement of Time” alludes to the voice-over that muses themes of death and displacement (extracted from Haruki Murakami’s “The Wind-up bird Chronicles”). Moreover, as an extension to the video, “Contextual Displacement” is an installation created in response to the video and dedication to the Tibetan Refugees in northern India, who welcomed into their homes during my trip. It intends to insinuate the contextually of space and the experience of dislocation.